Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/31/2018

Army Secretary Mark Esper Named to 2018 Wash100 for Acquisition Reform and Defense Policy Initiative

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper as the newest inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his expertise in the field of acquisition reform and defense policy…
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Dr. Steven Walker speaks at the Defense R&D Summit with His Slice on What’s Cutting-edge

Over 200 industry professionals were attendance on Wednesday as the Potomac Officers Club convened at the Defense Research and Development Summit to discuss the programs that those in the intelligence community know that they cannot talk about without a clearance…
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Leidos to Combine Operations Into New Reston, VA HQ; Roger Krone Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has signed a deal with Boston Properties to transfer its headquarters to a new office building in Reston Town Center in Virginia as part of plans to consolidate operations from two buildings into one facility…
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Raytheon Lands $2.3B Army Contract for Patriot System-of-Systems Engineering Services

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential five-year, $2.30 billion contract from the U.S. Army to provide system-of-systems engineering support for Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept on Target weapons…
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Susan Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Named to 2018 Wash100 for Industry Innovation Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Susan Gordon, principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as the newest inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for her experience and expertise in leading initiatives and fostering innovation with industry partners…
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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: App Developers Should Increase Transparency on Data Privacy

Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, has said companies should give consumers more information on data collected by mobile applications they use, the New York Post reported Tuesday…
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DARPA Transfers Unmanned Anti-Submarine Vessel Prototype to Navy

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has transitioned a prototype of an unmanned anti-submarine warfare vessel to the Office of Naval Research for further development. DARPA said Tuesday the Sea Hunter vessel was developed under the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program to serve as the first unit of a potential new class of unmanned maritime vessels…
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Fidelis, PacStar Unveil Cyber Platform for Tactical Network Deployments

Fidelis Cybersecurity and Pacific Star Communications have introduced a rugged cybersecurity platform designed to help mobile troops protect in-theater and executive communications and forward operating bases from cyber threats…
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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: DoD Seeks $2.4B Annual Budget for AI/Machine Learning, Other Tech Projects

A Deltek analysis of the Defense Department‘s proposed fiscal 2018 research, development and procurement budget indicates that DoD is seeking approximately $2.4 billion per year to fund programs that include artificial intelligence and machine learning systems through fiscal 2022…
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Lockheed Secures $80M Army Funds to Increase Hellfire Missile Production Capacity

Lockheed Martin‘s missiles and fire control business has received an $80.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to increase production of the AGM-114 Hellfire  missile system. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will use the funds to set up its production line, procure additional tools and test equipment and hire more suppliers necessary to manufacture up to 11,000 Hellfire units annually…
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Robert Smith: Booz Allen to Help Safeguard US Ballistic Missile Defense System Through Cybersecurity Methods

Booz Allen Hamilton is working with the Missile Defense Agency to strengthen the cybersecurity of U.S. ballistic missile defense system as part of a potential five-year, $91.5 million contract awarded in August 2017…
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Boeing-Bell JV Secures $70M Navy Funds to Update MV-22 Aircraft Configuration

A joint venture of Bell Helicopter and Boeing has received a $69.6 million modification under a U.S. Navy contract to update the configuration of three MV-22 Osprey aircraft units. Under the modification, the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office will apply Block C upgrades to MV-22 aircraft as part of a common configuration-readiness and modernization effort for the V-22 fleet, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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Frost & Sullivan: Space Industry Could See New Operators, 13K Satellite Launches by 2030

A new Frost & Sullivan analysis predicts the space industry to see the launch of at least 13,000 satellites and entry of over 60 new companies into the upstream market by 2030. The market research firm said Tuesday it expects the space market to experience growth by 2030 driven by small form factor sensors and payloads, less expensive hardware and innovation as well as the entry of more than 130 businesses in the downstream space market…
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VIDEO: Mattis, South Korean Defense Minister Meet in Hawaii

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo met at U.S. Pacific Command in Honolulu, Jan. 26, 2018. The secretary and the South Korean minister reaffirmed the strength of the U…
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